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6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 673-3377
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ, nice smoky flavor.

We had the pulled pork and bbq chicken. Both had a nice smoky flavor, loved the sauce if you are so inclined. but without it you can taste the smoked flavor infused in the meat. The cole slaw was nice and fresh, the variety of rolls, cornbread was great. Had one of their craft beers, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had the pulled pork and bbq chicken. Both had a nice smoky flavor, loved the sauce if you are so inclined. but without it you can taste the smoked flavor infused in the meat. The cole slaw was nice and fresh, the variety of rolls, cornbread was great. Had one of their craft beers, it was very good. They... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went for lunch at around 2 p.m. on a weekday, and had the place to ourselves. The food was terrific; we had hamburgers with coleslaw. The coleslaw was perfect, sweet but not dripping with mayonnaise, and the burgers were tasty and not greasy. It is a bit too pricey if you are feeding a family, I think, but for... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is one of my standby restaurants. Food is always good any time of day. Staff is excellent. They have gone above and beyond for me when our house power went out from a storm and I had 30 plus people coming for a graduation party. They accommodated everyone and we all ate well and had a good time. The... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We try and have our anniversary dinner at Calhouns every year as we had our Wedding Reception at the River location 22 years ago. (Back when they were one of the better restaurants in Knoxville). We went to the Beardon Hill location this year as the River location was too busy to even consider call ahead seating... The advantage at... More 

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clinton, TN
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Calhouns has an excellent rep. And far as I'm concerned it is still right up there! Awesome, food very tasty and fresh

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Love to eat at Calhoun's. Ribs are great as well as the pork chop.. Spinach maria and corn pudding were great. Cheesecake was awesome!

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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

My son took me to Calhouns for Mothers Day. We were expecting a higher end bbq restaurant with lots of different sauces brought out and the same old sides (baked beans/Cole slaw) served. But there were several in our party and we each ordered different things and only one ordered bbq! My daughter loved her HUGE fish sandwich, and my... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This Calhouns like all their locations has fantastic food and atmosphere. Don't leave without trying the ribs. They also have an excellent bar selection.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My family enjoyed our visit. We were seated right away on a Friday night and enjoyed good food, good service and a nice atmosphere. I was trying to eat light and was worried that I would regret not ordering the bbq. I had the turkey salad with blue cheeze, strawberries, crasins, honey pecans and such. It was delish. The turkey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have come to love Calhoun's for their consistency. I've not been there once & not enjoyed the food. The only thing I would change is I wish the wings were a little bigger. I recommend Calhoun's to anyone who asks.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 673-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?